Giftable: Homemade by Beatrice Ojakangas

ojakangas-homemade-coverThis post is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Press. As the holidays approach, our Giftable series features a range of food- and drink-related items.

What’s it about? This memoir from James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame author Beatrice Ojakangas is chock-full of recipes, anecdotes, and a kind humor that bring to vivid life the Finnish culture of Northern Minnesota as well as the wider culinary world. Homemade delivers the savory and the sweet in equal measures and casts a warm light on a rich slice of the country’s cooking heritage.

Who’s it a good gift for? Foodies — whether they’re Finnish or not — and all those who appreciate a good story.

Where’s it available? Buy online at or call 800.621.2736.